Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer in Patients with Hereditary Non-polyposis Colorectal Cancer Syndrome

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Part of the Cancer Genetics book series (CANGENETICS)

Abstract

In this era of personalized medicine, genetic susceptibility to cancer is quickly becoming one of the most researched areas of the biomedical sciences. In addition, greater public understanding of the role that genes play in the development of cancer and potential testing requires that today’s physician be aware of these genetic predispositions, understand how to take a detailed family history, and be knowledgeable about the testing at his/her disposal. Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is one such heritable, cancer susceptibility syndrome. The care of patients with this syndrome requires orchestrated efforts by gastroenterologists, gynecologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, and geneticists.

Keywords

Obesity Adenoma Dinucleotide NCCN Keratoacanthomas 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Gynecologic OncologyThe Ohio State University College of Medicine, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research InstituteColumbusUSA

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